don·​na ˈdä-nə How to pronounce donna (audio)
plural donne ˈdä-(ˌ)nā How to pronounce donna (audio)
: an Italian woman especially of rank
used as a title prefixed to the given name

Examples of donna in a Sentence

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Word History


Italian, from Latin domina

First Known Use

1738, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of donna was in 1738

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“Donna.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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